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December 2017

Vol. 22, No. 51 Week of December 17, 2017

Mining News: Sojourn narrows drill targets at GT projects

Sojourn Exploration Inc. Dec. 7 said its initial exploration at the Oweegee Dome project in northwestern B.C. has identified multi-element stream sediment and soil anomalies associated with several historical volcanogenic massive sulfide and porphyry geophysical targets on the property. Oweegee is one of two Golden Triangle properties Sojourn optioned from Millrock Resources Inc. in August. This year’s sampling program was recommended by Millrock as a logical follow-up to airborne geophysical survey and data compilation it completed in 2016. Sojourn said the stream sediment and soil results suggest the area underlying and downstream of three of the five VMS airborne versatile time domain electro magnetics target zones are anomalous in silver, lead and zinc. Additionally, two of the thirteen VTEM survey porphyry target zones are anomalous in gold and copper. More importantly, this program also found multi-element stream sediment and soil anomalous in the area hosting the Deltaic zone and its historic mineralization. “Millrock and Sojourn have identified numerous high-priority drill targets through systematic, property-wide exploration; an approach that had been previously lacking,” said Millrock Chief Exploration Officer Phil St. George. “The targets are situated at the same stratigraphic level that has produced many other mines and deposits known to exist in the Golden Triangle District, and will be well worth drill testing.”

In November, Sojourn announced the discovery of important new zones of mineralization during surface exploration at Willoughby project, located near Stewart, B.C. The new zones of bedrock mineralization are located in some of the freshly exposed bedrock revealed by recent retreat of glaciers and snowfields. Out of 60 bedrock and float grab samples collected across the Willoughby property, 16 returned values in excess of 1 gram per metric ton gold. A shallowly west dipping, one-meter thick quartz sulfosalt shear vein was discovered and mapped over a 250-meter strike length. Highlights from a one-meter chip samples across the vein include 3.88 g/t gold and 2.42 g/t silver; 2.76 g/t gold and 92.1 g/t silver; and 1.93 g/t gold and 4.81 g/t silver. A grab sample of locally derived sulfide talus down slope from the exposure returned 6.18 g/t gold and 206 g/t silver. The shear vein pinches out to the south and is open to the north underneath the North Willoughby Icefall. Sojourn also noted that there are indications of possible massive sulfide mineralization within limestone located in the northern section of the claim block. A talus grab sample of angular, gossanous vuggy limestone returned 17.25 percent zinc. This sample was collected from rubble crop on a ridge above the glaciers and very close to the summit. It is coincident with a significant color anomaly around the summit. "We're very pleased with these initial results from Willoughby as new vein zone and potential massive sulfides validate our theory of previously unknown mineralization being easily located in areas of recent glacial retreat," said Tim Henneberry, interim CEO, Sojourn Exploration.

–SHANE LASLEY






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